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Slips to Landing (w/ & w/o airbrakes)

Lesson Objective

This lesson is to have the student demonstrate the ability to use either a forward slip (previously practiced at altitude in Lesson 4d), on the final approach.  Use the forward slip primarily for altitude loss, and the side slip for runway alignment or lateral re-positioning.  

Regulatory Requirement

Completion Standards

The student must be able to perform

  • A forward slip on the final leg of the approach to landing
  • A side slip on the finalleg of the approach to landing

Prerequisite Study

  • Glider Flying Handbook, "Side-Slips" page 3-13
  • Glider Flying Handbook, "Winds" page 5-3
  • Glider Flying Handbook, "Crosswind Landing" page 7-36
  • Glider Flying Handbook, "Slips", page 7-36
  • Glider Flying Handbook, "Side Slip" Figure 7-34, page 7-37

Video Illustration

  • Soaring Safety Foundation "SSF PTS Slip to Land" (YouTube)

Also See

 


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